New Field Associate Joins BPSS

Date: September 26, 2016

To: Licensed Private Career Schools and Certified ESL Schools

From: Ruth Singer, Supervisor of Educational Programs

Subject: New Field Associate Joins BPSS


Ms. Melissa Lurie joined the BPSS staff on September 22, 2016 as a new field associate in the Albany office.

Ms. Lurie comes with a broad background working in both the proprietary college sector and in the public sector overseeing a grant for welfare fraud training. She has a graduate degree in higher education administration and is familiar with postsecondary career training and related issues. We are delighted to have Ms. Lurie join the Education Unit. She will primarily be assuming oversight of the schools previously served by Mr. Matthew Couch. Melissa will be contacting school directors by email or phone over the next few weeks to introduce herself.

If you have any questions as to whether Ms. Lurie will be assigned to your school, please do not hesitate to contact her at or at 518.474.3969.

Thank you.